Lizzo, Hozier, Party Favor and more top concerts this week


Top performances coming to town this week include GriZ, Caravan Place, Lizzo, Andrew Bird, Sonny Fodera, Hozier, Party Favor and more.

10.22: GRiZ

After a much-needed break from touring, Michigan-born, saxophone-playing DJ Grant Kwiecinski (aka GRiZ) is back on the road. The electro-funk producer released his sixth studio album, Ride Waves, in April. The 14-song collection features collaborations with Snoop Dogg, DRAM, Wiz Khalifa, Bootsy Collins and more. Sold out, but tickets are available here.

@ The Observatory,

10.23: Caravan Palace

Despite the recent departure of founding member Hugues Payen, the French electro-swing sextet is still led by singer Zoé Colotis. The fourth studio album, Chronologic, was released in August and features collaborations with Charles X and Tom Bailey.

@ Observatory North Park,

10.24: Lizzo

What more can be said about this Minnesota-based siren? The newly anointed superstar has ruled the charts for months with the hit single Juice and runaway smash Truth Hurts from her April-released third album, Cuz I Love You. In fact, her songs have resonated so intensely with fans that an old cut, Good As Hell from 2016’s Coconut Oil EP, made its way onto the charts. Sold out, but tickets are available here.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,

A photo of Lizzo on Thursday, April 11, 2019  - Today, Season 68
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10.24: Andrew Bird

The classically trained violinist, singer, songwriter, and actor will soon appear in FX’s Emmy-winning limited series Fargo. But before that, the multi-instrumentalist and composer hits the road to support his March-released, politically-tinged 12th album, My Finest Work Yet.

@ House of Blues,

10.25: Black Pumas

This show sold out shortly after it was put on sale weeks ago and for good reason. The Austin, Texas-based duo’s self-titled debut is equal parts Sam Cooke, 13 Floor Elevators, and Ghostface Killah. Try to talk your friend with an extra ticket into taking you along or don’t miss them the next time they’re in town.

@ Soda Bar,

10.25: Rocket From The Crypt

Most recently coming out of hibernation to participate in last year’s Dia de los Deftones at The Park in Petco Park, the John Reis-led and perennial San Diego favorite, Rocket From The Crypt, hits the Gaslamp for a show of its own. El Vez, Death Valley Girls and L.A. Witch (among others) also are on the bill.

@ House of Blues,

10.25: Sonny Fodera

Australian-born, London-based DJ Sonny Fodera released his fourth full-length LP, Rise, in July. Three years in the making, the 12-song collection includes appearances from Biscits, Lilly Ahlberg, Sinead Harnett, Scrufizzer and Janai. Fodera will start the evening on the Float at Hard Rock San Diego and close it at Spin. Spin’s show sold out, but tickets are available here.

@ Hard Rock San Diego, + @ Spin,

10.25: Benny Benassi

In the past, this globe-hopping, Grammy-winning Italian DJ and record producer has worked with the likes of Sofi Tukker, Chris Brown, John Legend, T-Pain, Kelis and Serj Tankian. This year, Benassi teamed with Chris Nasty on the single Inside, as well as with rapper Lil Yachty on the single Lonely Nights.


10.26: Hozier

The Irish Take Me To Church singer was in San Diego almost exactly one year ago promoting his four-track EP, Nina Cried Power, at the Observatory in North Park. He gets the venue upgrade after releasing his second studio album, Wasteland, Baby!, in March. It debuted in the top spot on both the U.S. Billboard 200 and the Irish Albums Chart. Sold out, but tickets are available here.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,

10.26: Devendra Banhart

The Venezuelan/American freak-folk poster boy released his 10th studio album, Ma, last month. It’s his first release since 2016’s Ape in Pink Marble. Banhart is donating one dollar from each ticket purchased for the accompanying Ma tour to the World Central Kitchen.

@ Observatory North Park,

10.26: Stafford Brothers

The Australian-born, L.A.-based DJ siblings return for the second year in a row as the headliners for Parq’s Halloween bash. Last October, they joined forces with Bay Area rapper E-40. This time, and DTown productions present them as the main event for Parq’s Freak Show: A Horror Story.

@ Parq,

10.26: The Magician

Known at one time for doing magic tricks on stage while performing, Belgian DJ/producer Stephen Fasano – who pulled a gold record out of his hat when he collaborated with Years & Years on the 2014 single, Sunlight – was last here in March when he played Quartyard. He returns to Spin after releasing his latest single, Ready To Love, as well as three accompanying remixes, in June.

@ Spin,

10.26: Party Favor

This dude really loves San Diego. Like, really. L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland (aka Party Favor) has already rocked the OMNIA stage twice in 2019 – once in April and once in June – the first show coinciding with the release of his debut full-length album, Layers. The 11-track collection featuring collaborations with GTA, A$AP Ferg, Rich The Kid, graves, Juicy J and more got the remix treatment in August.


10.26: FuntCase

Masked English dubstep/drum & bass producer FuntCase (aka James Hazell) has remixed the likes of Flux Pavilion, Dirtyphonics, Mefjus, Dead Exit and more. His latest release, the four-track Next Chapter EP, was released last month.

@ Bassmnt,